Philip W. Carrott

Philip W. Carrott, MD

Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, General Surgery
Primary Location:
Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center

1240 Lee St.

Charlottesville, VA 22903



ABMS Certification:
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Clinical Practice:
Achalasia Treatment, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Malignant Mesothelioma, Esophagectomy, Indeterminate Lung Nodules, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Lung Cancer Surgery, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Thymus Cancers, Lung Transplant


Associate Professor

Philip Carrott, MD, is a thoracic and lung transplant surgeon and the surgical director of the lung transplant program at UVA. With these roles, he sees a wide variety of patients with a spectrum of conditions related to the chest wall, lung, and esophagus. 

Dr. Carrott’s clinical and research interests include enhanced recovery from surgery, nutrition, and minimally invasive surgery. He also works on improving stomach health before an esophagectomy. With this complex surgery, pre-operative conditioning of the stomach allows for better healing.

Dr. Carrott is from Kansas City. He first came to Virginia in the early 90s to attend Washington and Lee University in Lexington. He finished medical school in Kansas City at the University of Kansas. He then completed a general surgery residency at Brown University in Rhode Island and a research year in esophageal diseases at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle. He completed fellowship training in thoracic surgery at UVA in 2013. From UVA, he went to the University of Michigan for six years, and then to Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He was recruited back to UVA in 2021.

He enjoys a number of outdoor pursuits, including biking, skiing, and running, as well as film and books. 



University of Kansas School of Medicine, 2005
Brown University, Surgery
University of Virginia, Surgery: Thoracic Surgery